Articles by Caitlin Sims
Martha Eddy has created a movement class to counter the side effects of cancer treatment.
As Melinda Teutschel begins teaching an early afternoon Moving For Life class in Pleasant Hill, California, the dancers stand in a … Continue reading
Cynthia Lucas takes the Marin Ballet beyond 50.
Just 15 miles north of foggy San Francisco, Marin Ballet’s studios are bathed in sunlight on a July morning, with a gentle breeze coming through open windows. Housed … Continue reading
Waiting outside my daughter’s dance class at ODC Commons one morning, I heard music from the next studio. First a pop song by Prince, then salsa, hip hop and swing. Intrigued, I walked over to … Continue reading
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
by John J. Ratey, MD, with Eric Hagerman
Little, Brown and Company
In a nutshell: A valuable tool for educators looking to establish a dance or fitness program … Continue reading
Whether teaching adults or children, pre-professionals or recreational dancers, ballet teachers often look beyond technical rigor to find new ways to help their students achieve mastery. Though their methods may vary—from imagery, to somatic theory, … Continue reading